Sunday, October 20, 2013

Valley Life

We have been enjoying the weekend.   I didn't work on Friday so it's been three days of fun and relaxation.  I haven't been doing much blogging and I feel I have neglected other bloggers by not checking in on them.  I checked Kevin and Ruth and Croft but others I just didn't have the time.  I need to expand my list of blogs to read too.  I see that Derek and Teresa are back on the road and off to new places.

We've been out shopping for a tablet for Juan.  Wow, way too many choices.   I finally figured out my new cellphone so I want to start downloading music to it and see how a video plays on it.  I bought a sewer hose accordion thingamajigs to support the hose.  Here at the park you can't have it on the ground. 

Last night we went to visit friends Javier and Lori who are from Monterrey but have raised their kids here.  We had a lot of fun chatting over cocktails.   Javi started a new business which is popular here in the valley thanks to imports and exports, pallets.   He buys a trailer full of merchandise that is irregular, damaged carton, items that didn't sell and puts them together on pallets by product type; small appliances, garden, tools,etc.   People stop by his place and pick up a pallet for $500 and then take it to their business, flea market, or garage sale and they resell the merchandise.   He's doing quite well at it and we wish him lots of success.  We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving last year and the boys have really grown.  One will be in the university soon.

Believe it or not, I actually slept in until 8 a.m. this morning.   You would think I felt good but I have felt lousy all day.   I like my 5 a.m. routine.  We stayed up way too late last night.

This morning Juan wanted to go to his favorite breakfast place in La Feria.   That was fine with me because we stopped by the big Bass Shop store they have in Harlingen and I got to look at some things for future trips like a stove top drip coffee maker by Coleman.   Really want that.   I am also looking for one of those pop up rooms I have mentioned many times on the blog.  It's a 9 X 9 room and you just toss it in the air and up it goes and has a floor in it.  I need to order it on line.

Here is the place we went, packed as always.   

I purposely took the camera for Les so he could see our breakfast but this is all that was left.


  1. At last .....the food bloggers are back in action...have a great evening les

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend all round. Good idea the your friend has with his business, unusual.

  3. Chris here is a blog for you to follow,

    Mexico plans are still in the planning stage hope to see you guys.